Day: January 15, 2019
Have you ever started reading a book just knowing in your heart how the story will end?
Well, you might not get the outcome you expected when reading First Kiss. I know I didn’t.
Luna Lopez has written a sweet short story that touched my heart and made me think about love.
First Kiss is a story of two women but let’s back up. It’s a story of two people. Two people who have been friends for a long time and now see their friendship could be more. That’s a pretty risky thing to do regardless of their gender.
What happens if taking that first kiss ruins everything they have?
What if it ends the special connection which has grown over the years?
What if that first kiss makes everything better?
Does the fact these two people are women create other complications?
Will there be acceptance or rejection? First they must accept or reject the idea of more than friends themselves. How will their decision be accepted or rejected by family and friends?
Is the risk of losing it all worth taking a chance on love?
These were the questions and thoughts running through my mind while reading and even after I closed the book. I thought about how Ms. Lopez told this story and all of the ways it could have ended. I looked inside myself and tried to see all sides of this story. Like I said at the start, it touched my heart.
No spoilers in my review. You will have to read it yourself to find out more.
I am looking forward to reading Ms. Lopez’s debut novel, Where the Heart Lies.
FIRST KISS By Luna Lopez
Kara and Yasmeen have been best friends since high school.
Now in their early twenties, they’re as radically different to one another in personality as they’ve always been.
Both have overcome the loss of their respective mothers, in albeit different circumstances which helped cement the bond between them.
Kara is a working class, out and proud lesbian, while Yasmeen is a spoiled, yet dutiful middle class Muslim on the verge of an arranged marriage.
Realizing Kara is the girl for her, Yasmeen is hell bent on living the life she wants, even if that means going against her fathers wishes.
Kara doesn’t need a declaration of love and is happy to remain on the sidelines, but Yasmeen will do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves.
Are you a fan of audiobooks? I am obsessed with listening to audiobook of the books I have already read. There is something I love about hearing the narrator read the story to me the way the author intended me to hear it. Plus those sexy voices give me the chills. Here is a list of Reds Romance Audiobook Recommendations.
Part 1 By Zane Michaelson
Note – This is a short story and not a standard-sized novel. This audiobook is based on real-life events.
After being married for eight years, I knew there was something missing in my life and embarked upon a dangerous affair that could have cracked my marriage wide open.
Little did I know, but my amazing and beautiful wife was feeling the same way. She found out about my affair, but I had no idea she loves to watch me play.
Book 1 By Sierra Simone
It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two.
It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.
My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States. This is the story of an American Queen.
Curing Doctor Vincent: The Good Doctor Trilogy,
Book 1 By Renea Mason
Audie Award, Erotica, 2016
One kinky doctor + one indecent proposal = one life-changing week in Paris.
Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister’s life and isn’t immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project.
But Dr. Vincent has other ideas. Instead of discussing cures, drugs and marketing strategies, he asks Elaine to join him in Paris to indulge his unique sexual appetites.
Torn between gratitude for saving her sister, her attraction for the powerful man and compromising her preconceived notions of sexuality, she must decide if it’s easier to feed his desires or walk away. Until she devises a plan of her own.
“Make no mistake, Elaine, I am a king. Kings command and conquer. They are brutal and uncompromising. You don’t want a king. Face it, you came here expecting a saint.” – Dr. Xavier Vincent